Joe Alapat is a successful entrepreneur with more than two decades of experience managing IT infrastructure for large enterprises, mid-market companies, and small-to-medium sized businesses (SMBs) under the care of an IT managed service provider he owned, operated and sold. Following his exit, he founded Liongard to address the growing IT Service Provider challenge of managing and securing modern IT at scale with strong visibility, automation and insight. At Liongard, Joe is focused on delivering a truly modern approach to managing and securing modern IT environments. CRN honored Joe as a Channel Chief in 2020 and 2021. He graduated with honors from Trinity University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional.